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work on the beltway at virginia and arlington boulevard, the traffic is able to get through. you can see that flashing light under the g.e. in georgia. traffic is very light in volume but they are still out there working for the morning. now, the news desk. >> thank you much. at 5:01, our top story, a man is behind bars this morning facing child pornography possession charges. even more disturbing, mark barget spent hours interacting with children all over northern virginia during his side job as a wrestling referee. a case of dumb luck, pretty much. >> that's right. in fact, some would say it was just sheer chance that he has now been charged with counties of child pornography. this has been troubling for parents because for eight years barget was working with jackson major high and high school students. his the house next door burned down and while firefighters performed a check of his home, they found pornography. he judged wrestling matches and performed skin checks on students throughout northern virginia. the wrestler's association, which is contracted by the school district, s
in the rural areas of maryland and virginia. 58 at national airport. near the bay, 60. elsewhere, 50s and 40s throughout much of the region. mountains, 40s. western maryland, west virginia, eastern shore, low 50s. we have a clear sky, bright, full moon competing with very bright jupiter. this was tak by one of our viewers last night. david took this of jupiter and its moons. we're closer to jupit that we will be until the year 2022. later today, bright sun. afternoon highs near 80 degrees. 90 on wednesday, thursday, friday. chance of showers on thursday. jerry, how is the traffic? >> a little sampling on the capital beltway headed toward the american legion bridge. outer loop, inner loop, both directions moving along nicely. suth of town, wilson bridge, outer loop in alexandria doing fine, as is the inner on loop. looksike we're doing okay. eun? >> jerry, thank you. this morning the search is on for what happened to a man found dead blocks from the u.s. capitol. csx workers found a man's body on the tracks near second street and east street late last night. police say the body may have been o
in thousands of buildings in virginia, maryland, ohio, and kentucky. a worker first noticed the problem back in june. the pipes were installed in about 28,000 buildings. the company spokesperson says the pipes had thinner walls that don't make pipes more vulnerable to failure, but could shorten life spans. massive natural gas explosion -- authorities were trying to figure out what caused that accident. >>> new plan for a multistate power line is in the hands of virginia regulators tonight. the potomac appalachian transmission high line or path would run 275 miles from west virginia to camp town, maryland. 31 miles of it would be in virginia. supporters say the line is needed to help our region stress power grid. critics say it would only serve to continue the use of coal to generate electricity. >>> time for a check on the evening rush hour. patranya is in the 9news now traffic center. >> we still can't break the delays you are seeing from the toll road all the way up to the 270 spur. still tracking all those brake lights for you. no accidents that i'm seeing out there, just a lot of volume
, unfortunately things have gotten ugly very quickly on the beltway in virginia. live pictes of the inner loop beginning at route 50, arlington boulevard. it is at a stand still. multicar crash inner loop of the beltway just above i6. right side of the roadway and left side of the roadway are blocked. not only will i affect traffic to the beltway, it will jam things up on 66 trying to get on to or beyond 495. so heads-up for that. we'll keep you updated. southeast still dealing with the accident, pennsylvania and branch avenues. very little traff getting by at this hour. but the progresss being made. we'll keep a watch on that. out to the rails we go. met metro, vre, camden, 6 minutes behind schedule. >> thanks very much. a developing story in afghanistan. nine service members were killed in a helicopter crash. nato says two others were killed in the crash including a u.s. tizen. an official says the chopper went down in northwestern afghanistan. the cause of the crash is being investigated but nato says there were no reports of enemy fire in the area. e deaths bring the number of internationa
. was move it outside we want to show you 95 heading northbound to virginia. no real volume between the parkway up towards the mixing bowl. as we continue onto 395 you'll find everything all clear here as well making your way from the beltway towards that 14th street bridge. into d. c. we go eastern avenue at kenilworth. lanes are wide open for business out here. wrapping up it looks like drivers are moving at speed between 95 and interstate 270. over to you. >>> the growing problem of distracted driving will take center stage this morning. 9 news now reporter christine fisher is there live. >> reporter: good morning. the transportation secretary held his first distracted driving summit right here last year and since then the number of states that have out right banned all hand held cell phone use while driving has jumped to eight. the number of states that's banned texting while driving has jumped to 30. we are seeing improvements nation wide but the bottom line is the message doesn't seem to be reaching teenage drives and that's really the target audience here. a new survey shows
have an accident now gone. i have news chopper 7 flying over the beltway in virginia. on the interloop to this wreck, only the two left lanes getting through. >> lisa, thank you. 55 degrees outside this tuesday morning. coming up next, a breakthrough in the fight agains al sdiemer disease. >> john stewart at his best on 4 today. [ male announcer ] you can't un-smoke a cigarette. and you can't go back and un-do the times you tried quitng.. ♪ but evsmoker was a non-smoker once. you could be again. for many, smokinis a treatable mecal condition. so talk to your doctor about prescripon treatment optis and support. and make this ti, your time. >> researchers discovered a protein that seems to signal how aggressive alzheimers will be. if they could lower the levels, they could slow prodepression. more than 5 million americans are estimated to be living with these diseases. the annual koflt of being owe beast is $4900 for women and $2600 foremen. >> there is a new requirement for college athletes that must undergo an sikcle cell disease. some say testing athletes could prove discriminatory
by this can learn they are not alone. >>> here is what's in the news now. virginia's governor will talk with the tea party for the first time. republican bob mcdonald will address a convention next month in richmond. the woman accused in the deadly drunk driving crash now faces a manslaughter crash. she crashed her car into an restaurant september 8th. did you hear about this? a man in kentucky says he's not guilty of murdering his wife because he had too much caffeine the day of the crime. the lawyer for woody smith says his client was sleep deprived and insane. reason? maybe. >> i'm not a lawyer. >> we'll see how it plays out in court. >>> let's get to the weather. it's beautiful out there. it's beautiful and crisp. tomorrow will feel more like summer. your moms like me.com bus stop forecast. i think you need a jacket, sweatshirt, something. it's really nippy out there. we have 40s in spots. the sun is coming up here in about 40 minutes. 64 at 9. 74 at noon and 79 for the drive home. tonight clear to partly cloudy. not as chilly as this morning but still many 50s the low 60s with a so
to the arrest of a lorton, virginia man. he is accused of possessing child pornography. police were tipped off by firefighters actually about the pornographic material in 51- year-old mark barget's home. they went into his home to make sure a fire next door hadn't spread. he is a wrestling official who works with middle school and high school wrestlers in our area. >> if you are a parent of one of those children and you want to open a conversation with your child, speak with your child about those matches and ask if they feel they have any information they would like to share with the police department. >> the northern virginia wrestling officials association releaseed a statement saying in part, these allegations have no connection to his duties as an independent contractor to our association and that the rules for bid an official be alone with any of the wrestlers without the presence of the coach or team. >>> a former teacher at one of the district's most prestigious cools was charged in a child sex abuse case but won't spend any time in jail. a judge sentenced robert peterson to 15 years i
to school today. pat, back to you. >> thank you. >>> baltimore police travel to virginia today looking for clues that cou have helped them prevent last week's deadly shooting at john's hopkins hospital. the gunman lived in arlington. police searched his home and found another gun. right now there are no signs the crime was premeditated. he shot a doctor before he killed himself and his sick mother. the shooting is also prompted baltimore police to review emergency plans at hopkins and other area universities and hospital today police met with security offici officials at surrounding hospitals. all hadmergency planin place, but more work needs to be done to improve communications between those institutions and city officers. > a young political hopeful from our area who was hit by an suv over the weekend has died. police say natasha pettigrew died early this morning. she was riding her bike when an suv hit her. the driver told police she didn't realize she had hit a person until she got home and found the bike lodged beneath her vehicle. at this point the driver has not been charged in
to himself. >> he was quiet. i don't know that much about him at all. >> reporter: now the northern virginia wrestling officials association also wanted to make clear there are strict rules that forbid an official to be alone with any young wrestlers without the presence of the team coach or other team members. >>> a former teacher at one of the district's most prestigeous schools sentenced in a child sex abuse case. robert peterson taught 7th and 8th grade and in january was charged with sexual abuse of minor and other crimes. prosecutors say he invited a boy to his home, showed him pornography and touched him and was immediately fired. >>> a 21-year-old woman ashley mcrae was found shot to death early saturday morning. her sister last saw her leaving a nightclub in northeast with a man she had known for a month or two. mcrae's family and friends say she always had a smile on her face. >> her smile, i see her smile. that's what's keeping me going. i keep seeing her smile. she had the prettiest smile in the world. >> she was a people's person. anybody could tell you that. she could communic
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